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Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM
Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM
Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM

50 Years of Ebooks?

When do you imagine the first ebook was published?

According to the blog of the Government Printing Office, the concept of the electronic book appeared in the 1930s around the time of the first synced sound, talking motion pictures. In 1930, Bob Brown wrote an entire book on his idea titled The Readies playing off the name of the “talkies.”

The first actual electronic book entered the world in 1971, when Michael S. Hart launched Project Gutenberg and digitized the Declaration of Independence. For years, ebooks were available as a niche product, published on CD Roms and readable on desktop computers.

Today, reading an ebook is so much easier (and cheaper) thanks to library lending via services such as Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla Digital. These services allow Eisenhower Library Card holders to download thousands of ebooks and audiobooks straight to your smart phone or mobile device.

If you haven’t read an ebook in the last 50 years, you still have time to catch up. Drop into the library or give us a call at 708-867-7828 if you need any assistance.

Categories: Adults and Blog.

50 Years of Ebooks?

When do you imagine the first ebook was published?

According to the blog of the Government Printing Office, the concept of the electronic book appeared in the 1930s around the time of the first synced sound, talking motion pictures. In 1930, Bob Brown wrote an entire book on his idea titled The Readies playing off the name of the “talkies.”

The first actual electronic book entered the world in 1971, when Michael S. Hart launched Project Gutenberg and digitized the Declaration of Independence. For years, ebooks were available as a niche product, published on CD Roms and readable on desktop computers.

Today, reading an ebook is so much easier (and cheaper) thanks to library lending via services such as Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla Digital. These services allow Eisenhower Library Card holders to download thousands of ebooks and audiobooks straight to your smart phone or mobile device.

If you haven’t read an ebook in the last 50 years, you still have time to catch up. Drop into the library or give us a call at 708-867-7828 if you need any assistance.

Categories: Adults and Blog.